To commemorate the first Volkswagen Scirocco GTS which 30 years ago went out the VW factory doors in Osnabruck, the German car manufacturer prepared and showcased a new GTS model at Leipzig this year. The new Scirocco GTS 2013 model comes with a few aesthetic changes when compared to the base model, but in case you're looking for an increase in power, you're not looking in the right direction.
The new Scirocco GTS sports an unmodified 2.0 liter turbocharged TSI petrol engine able to develop 207 horsepower. It's the same as you'd get from the standard Scirocco and that means it will go from 0 to 60 mph in just under 7 seconds and will have a top speed of 149 miles per hour. As to why the manufacturer hasn't decided to use the 260 horsepower "R" variant as a base model remains unknown.
Now that we got that out of the way we can clearly see that the new GTS comes with some changes only in the aesthetics department, so let's focus on those instead. The new model gets black and red racing stripes running across the car, red painted side mirrors, a new rear and front bumper as well as a new set of exposed side skirts. At the back theGTS gets a roof spoiler and a diffuser which are normally to be found on the "R" variant, plus a new set of 18 inch "Thunder" alloy wheels painted to match the racing stripes.
On the interior the new GTS is very similar to the standard model and comes with black leather upholstery featuring red stitching, and a dimpled gear knob that can be associated with the old golf-ball gear knobs used in both the Golf GTI and the Scirocco GTS back in the days.
Overall, the Scirocco GTS 2013 is a nice addition to the new Scirocco family, but unfortunately it's nothing to write home about. On the other side of the coin, it shouldn't be too costly either compared to the standard models, so I suppose there's not much to complain about in the end.